And we’re back…..


Two years ago to the day I published a post entitled ‘Renovating Houses’.  It opened with a stark statement: ‘Somebody please shoot me if I threaten to buy another house that needs renovation’. And then I more-or-less disappeared from this blog.   Yup. We only went and did it again. It’s been a busy couple of years. Rebuilding […]

Renovating Houses


Somebody please shoot me if I threaten to buy another house that needs renovation. Truth is, I am not a lover of Do-It-Yourself. I am a lover of visualizing the end product, of adding value, of maximising potential. I am a great dreamer. But I am a lazy-arse when it comes to the reality of […]

Asturian Property Guide

An understanding of the architectural, geographical, cultural and economic landscape of Asturias in Northern Spain are all really helpful in gaining an understanding of the present-day property market there.The classic, traditional Asturian house is constructed from stone and wood, with thick stone walls, timbered beams and floors and a wooden galleria or Asturian corridor (corridor.) […]

Spanish Property Glossary – Land, Plots, Building Sites, Fincas

The term finca is used in Northern Spain to refer to a field or plot of land.  There are two main classifications of finca. 1. Finca Rustica This is land that is zoned for agricultural purposes only. This land can be used for recreational and/or horticultural purposes. You cannot build a house on this land, […]

The Financial Crisis and The Asturian Property Market

Well, what else is there to talk about these days other than the global financial crisis?  Strange times indeed. As regards the real estate market here in Asturias, it hasn’t been affected as badly as other regions of Spain as prices weren’t as inflated here to start off with.  Asturias was never part of the […]

Spanish Property North

Inspired to share the delights of Asturias and Northern Spain with other discerning overseas visitors and also to give them the benefit of our experience in buying property over here, my partner and I recently set up the website On the site, we offer a selection of property for sale in Asturias in Northern […]